Football still on hold

Oct. 23, 2002, midnight | By Calvin Anderson | 18 years, 3 months ago

Team forced to practice in gym

The Blazer football team has been inactive since Oct 4 when they beat the Blake Bengal's. The game against Paint Branch High School was cancelled and the decision about the Quince Orchard game will most likely be the same. Whether or not to play the game that is scheduled for this Friday against Wooton High School, has yet to be decided.

The team has been forced to practice inside the gym, splitting time with the junior varsity squad. They continue to stay in shape by having modified light contact practices on the hardwood. They go over plays and continue to master their blocking assignments, but they have not been able to hit in almost three weeks. "I miss the contact more than anything. We're stuck here in this gym and we hit a little a bit but nothing like we would if we were on the field," said senior wide receiver Avon Jackson.

With the final decision on whether or not to continue with the season still up in the air, finding a reason to practice can be difficult for some. "I've had to force myself to believe that the season will continue," said Jackson.

County officials are still making decisions on a day-to-day basis and are searching for a long-term decision on what to do with the fall sports season. If the season is cancelled the Blazers will have finished with a 3-2 record accomplishing back to back above .500 seasons.

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Calvin Anderson. Calvin Anderson was born in Washington D.C. on January 3rd 1986. He now lives with his mom in Takoma Park Maryland. Calvin is the man behind the infamous column Cal's Call. In addition to writing his column he enjoys playing sports including lacrosse and basketball … More »

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